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Generally favorable reviews- based on 517 Ratings

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  • Summary: Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies are off wandering through an enchanted forest when they discover a mysterious tent filled with a series of captivating paintings. As they look more closely, they notice each painting seems to tell the story of a mythical world. While focusing on a paintingRayman, Globox, and the Teensies are off wandering through an enchanted forest when they discover a mysterious tent filled with a series of captivating paintings. As they look more closely, they notice each painting seems to tell the story of a mythical world. While focusing on a painting that shows a medieval land, they are suddenly sucked into the painting, entering the world, and the adventure begins. The gang must run, jump and fight their way through each world to save the day and discover the secrets of every legendary painting. Rayman Legends takes full advantage of the Wii U and its new GamePad’s capabilities. Use the touch screen to take out enemies, manipulate platforms, cut ropes to clear a path and much more. With the gyroscope technology, you can move rotating platform and there are many more surprises to come. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Jan 1, 2014
    100
    For the sake of the freedom of these 700 teensies; for all the content; for the sheer amount of joy and enthusiasm and butt poking; for the sea and sky and swamps and castles; for how well these worlds and their levels are imagined, adorned, and realized, this may very well be the last platformer you ever need.
  2. Sep 1, 2013
    100
    Building upon the superbly solid foundation of Rayman Origins is no mean feat, but Ubisoft has indeed managed to out-do the House of Mario in the genre in which many thought Nintendo was untouchable.
  3. 95
    Yes, it would have been nice to get the game months ago as originally intended, but don’t let Ubisoft’s distrust in the platform sway you; Rayman Legends is one of Wii U’s best.
  4. Aug 28, 2013
    90
    Almost perfect platform game with crazy humor and not very subtle pop cultural references. Could have been a little less repetitive, but with a couple of friends it has the potential for fantastically fun chaos. Very addictive and cleverly-paced so that you will always feel the need for one more try.
  5. Sep 20, 2013
    90
    Even though it doesn't reach new heights, Rayman Legends is another heart-warming "love letter" to 2D platforming that you shouldn't miss out.
  6. Sep 1, 2013
    90
    Strictly as a platformer based on fun and timing, Rayman Legends is as good as it gets and can hold up to any Nintendo-published game on the Wii U (not that there are all that many). But taking into consideration the variety, polish, and subtle charm, Rayman has Mario by the coin purse. It’s a nearly flawless game you don’t want to miss—especially if you own a Wii U.
  7. Sep 3, 2013
    50
    In many ways, that unbridled sense of creativity serves as the source of Legends' problems. It's constantly throwing new concepts and mechanics into the mix, but there's no discipline to it, no restraint.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 82
  2. Negative: 0 out of 82
  1. Oct 6, 2013
    10
    This game has it all. Amazing controls, gorgeous visuals, imaginative music, hilarious multiplayer (was playing with my 50 something parentsThis game has it all. Amazing controls, gorgeous visuals, imaginative music, hilarious multiplayer (was playing with my 50 something parents and it was great.) Expand
  2. Sep 5, 2013
    10
    Amazing. This game has some of the best level design in history. It's constantly throwing new but similar gameplay mechanics so you never feelAmazing. This game has some of the best level design in history. It's constantly throwing new but similar gameplay mechanics so you never feel cheated but you always feel challenged. This game has a great difficulty curve starting out easy and constantly getting harder. Also its nice how they allow you to skip over levels or switch worlds so you can come back to more challenging levels later. Also the graphics are beautiful. They feel fresh and new. Theres multiplayer which looks sweet and tons of unlockables. I would recommend this game to all people who have ever liked platforming games, or people just looking for a really good game. Expand
  3. Mar 15, 2015
    10
    As of late, the 2D platforming genre has seen a bit of a resurgence, especially in indie games like Super Meat Boy, I Wanna Be The Guy and toAs of late, the 2D platforming genre has seen a bit of a resurgence, especially in indie games like Super Meat Boy, I Wanna Be The Guy and to a lesser extent in more high-profile titles New Super Mario Bros. and the like. Rayman Legends, the sequel to 2011's reboot of the Rayman series, Rayman Origins, is one such platformer, and quite possibly one of the best in its genre.

    Rayman Legends, like its predecessor, is very simple in terms of its gameplay: Run, jump and punch your way through each of the levels, rescuing the small, fairy-like Teensies (who replace Origins' Electoons) as you go. It's actually quite a good thing the gameplay is this simple, because this game's difficulty is certainly not to be sniffed at. On some of the Challenge levels in particular it might take someone many different tries to get past a particular area of the game, and whilst at first this may seem aggravating there's no feeling quite like finally completing that ONE level. Another interesting addition is the Murfy mechanic - whilst playing, the player can control Murfy with the Wii U GamePad to guide their character through the level, by for instance moving platforms or distracting enemies, adding a little variety to the gameplay whilst still retaining the simplicity that makes it so enjoyable. There are also additional characters, but the differences are mostly cosmetic and don't change the gameplay, though in all honesty this is more to the game's benefit, since the gameplay is OK as it is, and doesn't really need any different character abilities to make it any better.

    Also like Origins, Legends' story is barebones, quite possibly to the overall game's benefit. Not focusing much on the story means that the player can divert their attention to actually enjoying the gameplay and uniquer art style, which are the game's main points.

    To summarise, Rayman Legends is the best anyone could ask from a platforming game. It's challenging, it has funny characters, enjoyable levels, it doesn't focus too much on the plot, and most importantly - It will keep you entertained for a VERY long time. Yes, it can get very, VERY difficult, but as you play it, you realise that that's the whole point: Trial and error, improving with every failed attempt, slowly but surely perfecting your strategy. And it's exactly that that makes Rayman Legends special.
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  4. Sep 15, 2013
    10
    This is pure platforming perfection. Great visuals with a stonking sound track, and game play so polished it makes a diamond studded ring lookThis is pure platforming perfection. Great visuals with a stonking sound track, and game play so polished it makes a diamond studded ring look like coal. Expand
  5. Dec 4, 2015
    10
    This game was originally made for the Wii U and then ported over to the Xbox and PS4 systems, and it shows. The Wii U version is much moreThis game was originally made for the Wii U and then ported over to the Xbox and PS4 systems, and it shows. The Wii U version is much more smooth. Also, the innovative use of the gamepad takes this game from an 8 to a 10. When played on the Wii U, i would argue this is one of the best platformers of all time. Super fun multiplayer too. Expand
  6. Sep 5, 2015
    9
    9/10

    Platforming GOLD by Ubisoft and better played on Wii U + Wii U Gamepad Interaction + Music Levels + Kung Foot + Characters +
    9/10

    Platforming GOLD by Ubisoft and better played on Wii U

    + Wii U Gamepad Interaction
    + Music Levels
    + Kung Foot
    + Characters
    + Level design

    - Not Wii U Exclusive
    - Some levels are bland and uninteresting
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  7. Oct 21, 2013
    7
    Rayman legends is a great platformer Being a sequel to Rayman origins Legends improves on almost everything that origins was If you have aRayman legends is a great platformer Being a sequel to Rayman origins Legends improves on almost everything that origins was If you have a WiiU or a ps3 or PC pic this game up Expand

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